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Writers:
Serge Danot (characters)
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Release Date:
2 February 2005 (France) See more »
Tagline:
Things Are About To Get Hairy.
Plot:
A group of friends embark on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil wizard ZeeBad. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Very little in common with the original but will be OK for under-sevens (but no-one else) See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Baker ... Zeebad (voice: English version)

Jim Broadbent ... Brian (voice: English version)

Lee Evans ... Train (voice: English version)

Joanna Lumley ... Ermintrude (voice: English version)

Ian McKellen ... Zebedee (voice: English version)

Kylie Minogue ... Florence (voice)

Bill Nighy ... Dylan (voice: English version)

Robbie Williams ... Dougal (voice: English version)

Ray Winstone ... Soldier Sam (voice: English version)
Daniella Loftus ... Coral (voice: English version)
Ediz Mahmut ... Basil (voice: English version)
Jimmy Hibbert ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Michel Galabru ... Zabadie (voice: French version)

Dany Boon ... Ambroise (voice: French version)

Valérie Lemercier ... Azalée (voice: French version)

Elie Semoun ... Zébulon (voice: French version)

Vanessa Paradis ... Margote (voice: French version)

Eddy Mitchell ... Flappy (voice: French version)
Henri Salvador ... Pollux (voice: French version)

Gérard Jugnot ... Sam (voice: French version)
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Directed by
Dave Borthwick 
Jean Duval 
Frank Passingham 
 
Writing credits
Serge Danot (characters)

Raolf Sanoussi  and
Stephane Sanoussi 

Tad Safran (additional material)

Paul Bassett (screenplay)

Martine Danot  characters

Produced by
Claude Gorsky .... producer
Bruce Higham .... associate producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer
Andy Leighton .... producer
Pascal Rodon .... producer
Jill Sinclair .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Thomas 
 
Film Editing by
Mathieu Morfin 
 
Art Direction by
Lilian Fuentefria 
 
Production Management
Pierre-Marie Fenech .... production manager
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Renaud Delcuze .... textures and shading director
Christian Garland .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Oliver Brierley .... assistant foley mixer
Steve Browell .... dialogue editor
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Colin Cooper .... voiceover recordist
Robert Farr .... adr mixer
Phil Freudenfeld .... sound studio technician
Matthew Gough .... sound re-recording mixer
Alistair Hawkins .... assistant sound editor
Nigel Heath .... foley mixer
Rob Killick .... re-recording engineer
Francis Ward Lindsay .... foley editor
Dirk Maggs .... voice director
James Mather .... supervising sound editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (US version)
Mike Prestwood Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph Stracey .... sound effects editor
Sven Taits .... sound re-recording mixer
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Alexandre Bermond .... senior lighter
Christophe Messier .... matte painter
Christophe Messier .... texture artist
 
Visual Effects by
Emmanuel Allasia .... visual effects
Frederic Beroujon .... digital artist
Dominique Boidin .... matte painting director
Joseph Bullock .... lighting artist
François Chancrin .... lead character animator
Marc Chevry .... digital artist
Graham D. Clark .... digital effects artist (as Graham Clark)
Graham D. Clark .... technical director (as Graham Clark)
Élisée Césarotti .... visual effects
Matthew Daw .... lead software developer
Beatrice Desperrier .... modeler
Beatrice Desperrier .... texture artist
Daniel Esperanssa .... digital effects artist
Vincent Fortin .... lead visual effects
Jonathan Germain .... lighting artist
Renaut Gilles .... model maker
William Gregoire .... lighting supervisor (as Gregoire)
Noel Hocquet .... animator
Francois Hogue .... lead lighter
Francois Hogue .... lighting supervisor
David Hubert .... animator
Jocelyn Hudon .... animator
Stefano Jannuzzo .... shader writer
Philippe Langlois .... lighting artist
Bernard Lebel .... technical director
Yoan Lepesme .... color & lighting artist
Francois Madere .... lighting artist
Etienne Marc .... lighting artist
Halim Negadi .... senior lighter
Halim Negadi .... senior technical animator
Nicolas-Alexandre Noel .... senior lighting artist
Habib Ouadah .... data manager
Jean-Sebastien Ouellet .... lighting artist
Olivier Pinol .... lighter
Guillaume Ruegg .... visual effects
Florian Salanova .... lighter
Frederic Simard .... lighting artist
Mathieu Tétrault .... lighting artist
Celine Velasco .... modeling lighting artist
 
Animation Department
Frédéric Bonometti .... animation supervisor
David Couchariere .... layout supervisor
David Couchariere .... lead animator
Sébastien Ebzant .... animator
Alexandre Espigares .... senior animator
Benoît Gagné .... animator
Noel Hocquet .... animator
David Hubert .... animation supervisor
Laurent Laban .... character animator
Rémi Munier .... technical animator
Fernando Pazos .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Samantha Welland .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Darrell Alexander .... music producer
James Collins .... music scoring mixer
Tom Dalgety .... music mix assistant
Dominic Gibbs .... music editor
Dominic Gibbs .... music supervisor
Roland Heap .... assistant scoring engineer
Alastair King .... conductor: choir
Bradley Miles .... music preparation
Bradley Miles .... orchestrator
Imogen Thomas .... keyboards
Rosanna Thomas .... vocal soloist
 
Other crew
Pierre-Luc Boily .... technical director
Orlagh Collins .... head of physical production: Pathé
Beatrice Desperrier .... production coordinator
Fabrice Philibert-Caillat .... network administrator
Owen Rhiannon .... production assistant
Remy Lalanne .... system and software engineer (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Magic Roundabout" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
France:85 min
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Certification:
Iceland:L | Ireland:G | Portugal:M/4 | Singapore:G | South Korea:All | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:U

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Trivia:
The lines on either sides of Zeebad's head resemble a cartoon drawing of a Christmas tree without decorations, Zeebad's intentions include making the world a permanent winter, the season in which Christmas takes place.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Dylan is supposed to be playing guitar for Ermintrude's concert, he nearly falls asleep before coming round and starting to play and sing 'You Really Got Me' by The Kinks however Dylan is playing an acoustic guitar whereas the music has clearly got an electric guitar and not an acoustic one playing, this is particularly noticeable during his solo at the start of the song.See more »
Quotes:
Train:Now, for my impression of a sleeping train...See more »
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Soundtrack:
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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Very little in common with the original but will be OK for under-sevens (but no-one else), 13 February 2005
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

When Dougal tries to steal a cartload of sweets, he accidentally crashes into the roundabout, releasing the evil ZeBadDee and scattering three diamonds across the land. Free after thousands of years, ZeBadDee plans to not only free the area but capture the diamonds and use them to freeze the sun. With Florence and her friends trapped in the frozen roundabout, Dougal, Brian, Ermintrude and Dylan set out to uncover the diamonds first and return things to normal.

First of all let me get rid of the "what have they done to the original" argument because, in my mind, this film bares so little in common with the original 5 minute TV show that it is unfair to really make this complaint. The characters may be the same in name and in visual presence but the film is totally different to the original series in terms of plot structure, intelligence, humour, animation and tone. So to me it is like a whole new film without any baggage and I tried to view it as such. As a colourful computer animated children's film it just about works and it did please the children that were in the audience who were mostly younger than seven. The plot is nothing more than a series of colourful adventures but they are noisy enough and funny enough to please this target audience even if it is hardly that good.

Adults who do manage to get over the fact that this is trampling on their memories will find little to keep them amused. The adult jokes are spread pretty thin and really aren't that clever – drug references are lazy, poorly delivered and just smack of a script trying to push the easy buttons – worse is that they are not funny. The film references include The Matrix Revolutions, Lord Of The Rings, Pulp Fiction and a few others but they are only amusing, not funny. A few lines here and there did make me laugh but they were the exception not the norm. The animation was of course going to be different from the original but I had hoped it would avoid the soulless sort of stuff that is kicked out for the Saturday morning schedules and in fairness it does look quite good but I would have preferred a bit more personality behind those computer-generated eyes than I could see. The voice talent is mixed and is sadly better in the smaller roles than in the main ones.

Robbie Williams is so different from the character of Dougal that I expected that I was sorely disappointed. He is just a cheeky chappy voice and he had no emotional range at all. Minogue is the same but luckily is in a very small role. Nighy is OK but I couldn't be sure if he sounded lazy because he had chose to be or if it was just because he wasn't putting much effort into it. Broadbent is better and suits Brian the snail and Lumley is pretty good as Ermintrude. Minor roles are must better (maybe for that very reason); Ray Winstone is expressive as Sam, Baker is great fun (and has plenty of good lines) as ZeBadDee, Lee Evans is funnier than he has been for a few years and McKellen was always going to be good with his voice.

Overall this is an OK film for kids under seven because it is noisy, a bit creepy, funny and colourful. However the jokes for adults mostly fall flat and I only laughed a couple of times. Those looking to compare it with the original series should just avoid it totally because there is no connection other than the name and vague appearance of the characters; as a version of the original it is a terrible travesty, but what did you expect? As a film in itself it is still not that good but will do for young children.

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